CMAT is a common entrance exam conducted by NTA for students seeking admissions into management courses provided by AICTE-approved universities and institutes. It is conducted once in a year, in the month of May.
CMAT: Language Comprehension
The total number of questions in CMAT is 100, with 20 questions each from four sections, and the time allotted is 180 minutes. Each question carries 4 marks, and there is a 1/4th negative marking for each wrong answer. Test takers normally get around one and half a minute to solve each question. In CMAT, the verbal section appears by the name of Language Comprehension. The marking scheme is the same across all sections. There is no sectional time limit in CMAT.
- In CMAT exam, there are usually 4 RC passages, of which 2-3 passages are short. Each passage has 3-6 questions.
- RC questions are of easy to moderate level of difficulty.
- There are also questions from vocabulary (synonym, antonym and contextual), idioms, and similar other concepts.
- 1-3 questions are from grammar-based error spotting, sentence correction, etc.
- 1-2 questions are was of parajumble or sentence rearrangement, and 1-2 on sentence completion.
- Overall, there are around 15 RC questions and 10 verbal ability questions.
- Generally, verbal section features questions of medium difficulty.
It is advisable to attempt atleast 15-20 questions in this section. You shouldn’t spend more than 40-45 minutes on verbal section. As the analysis shows, a good vocabulary is must to ace CMAT. Also, you need to be well versed with the fundamentals of grammar.
Finally, invest some time in honing your reading skills.